Babs Siperstein PROUD Center

RWJ University Hospital Somerset

128 Rehill Ave
Suite 1100
Somerville, NJ 08876

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Appointments: 1-855-776-8334

About Us

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset is the first hospital in New Jersey to offer Specialized primary care services for the LGBTQIA community at the Babs Siperstein PROUD Center. We are committed to providing a safe and supportive environment where you can get the medical care you need at all stages of your life.

The Babs Siperstein PROUD Center opened in January 2017 as part of Somerset Family Practice on the RWJUH Somerset campus. The goal was to provide health services to the LGBTQIA community in an evidence-based, culturally-competent manner.

Over the first 2 years, there has been an exciting growth of the Babs Siperstein PROUD Center, with patient volumes expanding rapidly. To continue to meet the needs of our patients, the Babs Siperstein PROUD Center moved in January 2019 to a new space. The Babs Siperstein PROUD Center will be open 5 days a week with day and evening hours.

The Babs Siperstein PROUD Center is located on the campus of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, offering patients access to our comprehensive health care services such as laboratory, radiology, cardiology, emergency, oncology, and rehabilitative services, and an on-site Walgreen’s pharmacy.

Our services include:

  • Comprehensive Primary

  • HIV prevention: pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)

  • Hormone therapy and monitoring

  • Annual wellness exams

  • Same-day sick visits

  • Chronic illness management

  • Referrals for specialty services, such as behavioral health services

  • Health education and counseling

  • Support groups

Our Health Care Team

Our health care team recognizes the unique medical needs of the LGBTQIA community and is dedicated to offering high-quality, culturally competent care.

Our team includes

  • Richard Adams, RN

  • Amanda R. Francis, DO

  • Lalitha Hansch, MD, FAAFP, DABMA, Program Director, RWJ Somerset Family Practice

  • Avery Heimann, MAN, Med, Patient Service Representative

  • Danielle King, MPH, Coordinator/Patient Navigator

  • Alicia K. Rogers, MSN, APN

  • Louis Sanchez, Patient Service Representative


Appointments are now available five days a week (Monday through Friday).
Evening appointments are available.

To schedule an appointment with the Babs Siperstein PROUD Center, please call 1-855- PROUD-FH (1-855-776-8334).


128 Rehill Ave
Suite 1100
Somerville, NJ 08876

The Babs Siperstein PROUD Center is conveniently located in Central New Jersey and is easily accessible from most major highways, including Routes 287, 78, 202 and 206, the Garden State Parkway and the New Jersey Turnpike. Free parking is available in a surface lot adjacent to our center. The facility is handicapped accessible.

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Patient Stories

  • "I felt right at home the minute I walked through the door,” says Jesiah, recalling a sense of relief when he saw the rainbow flag hanging above the front desk. “The whole staff—from the receptionists to the nurses and doctors—were so welcoming."

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